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Massachusetts employers must post notice: domestic violence victims entitled to leave

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 21 2014

Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence (the "ARDV"), which took effect on August 8, 2014. The ARDV provides

What you need to know about non-compete covenants in India

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • India, USA
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  • August 21 2014

A non-compete covenant is a contract, or a clause in a contract, limiting a party from competing with the business or trade of another party. Most

Round one Texas loses its suit against the EEOC over its criminal background guidance

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

There continues to be growing firestorm of litigation initiated by the EEOC over hiring checks based on criminal backgrounds. In one of the most high

The big impact from nixed recess appointments: Supreme Court’s rejection of President Obama’s NLRB picks could upset hundreds of decisions.

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court last month decided the Noel Canning case, unanimously holding that President Obama's proposed recess appointments of Terrence

Sixth Circuit holds that to be enforceable, contractual limitations period must be stated in benefits denial letter

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

In a divided decision, in Moyer v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 13-1396 (6th Cir. Aug. 7, 2014) the Sixth Circuit held that MetLife's failure

Ninth Circuit refuses to enforce class action waiver in web-based arbitration clause

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

Although recent Supreme Court decisions are making it significantly easier to enforce class action waivers, a recent Ninth Circuit decision confirms

Shanghai courts provide additional relief to employers for breach of non-compete agreements

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • China
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  • August 20 2014

Non-compete agreements are widely used by employers in certain industry sectors in China to protect their trade secrets and confidential information

DHS proposing to “mature” chemical facility anti-terrorism standards program

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) intended to "mature" the Chemical Facility

Vacation: no pay for my time off? Exploring the nuances of unlimited or no paid time policies

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

Employees are often shocked to learn that employers are not required to provide paid vacations. But it's true. Legal guarantees of paid leave abound

Fraud in the friendly skies? USA Today reports suspiciously rising number of serviceemotional support animals on planes

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

USA Today recently reported that the number of passengers traveling on airplanes with service animals is increasing. The article explores possible